King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant.
By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning, the new civil rights leader.
In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.
I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.